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‘Sleepers’ Debate Renewed: How True Is a ‘True Story’? – The New …

”Sleepers,” the No. 1 film at the box office over the weekend, begins with a narrator’s saying, ”This is a true story about friendship that runs deeper than blood.” But two questions hover over the film, directed by Barry Levinson and based on Lorenzo Carcaterra’s bestselling book of the same name: Is that …

The Truth Behind Sleepers | Forum on Law Culture & Society

Sleepers portrays this abuse and the ultimate revenge that the boys seek and obtain as adults when they encounter one of the detention center’s guards in a restaurant. Carcaterra published the book. Sleepers as a work of nonfiction. The movie Sleepers also begins with the line: “This is a true story about …

SLEEPERS’: A RUDE AWAKENING? – The Washington Post

Sleeperswhich has been promoted by its publisher as a true story and derided by its critics as dubious if not deceitfulis wavering on that edge. In the wake of several negative … Robert De Niro and Brad Pitt are reportedly slated to star in the film version of Sleepers. The title is slang for a juvenile …

Sleepers – Wikipedia

Sleepers is a 1996 American legal crime drama film written, produced, and directed by Barry Levinson, and based on Lorenzo Carcaterra’s 1995 novel of the same name. The film stars Kevin Bacon, Jason Patric, Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Minnie Driver and Vittorio Gassmann.

Sleepers Movie Review & Film Summary (1996) | Roger Ebert

The opening words of Barry Levinson’s “Sleepers” are, “This is a true story about friendship that runs deeper than blood.” That’s careless writing; how, exactly, does it run deeper than blood, and how deep is blood? But after seeing the film the words I remembered were, “This is a true story.” I doubt it is …

He must have been a pretenda lorenzo carcaterra claims his film is …

The author of a nonfiction book about a West Side mob says a killer in the hit film Sleepers is based not on writer Lorenzo Carcaterra’s boyhood buddy but on a reallife Hell’s Kitchen hooligan Carcaterra didn’t even know. Not only that, the author adds Carcaterra lifted the gangster’s story from his book, …

HOAX MOVIE, SLEEPERS, DEFAMES CATHOLIC SCHOOL AND …

The movie Sleepers, based on the book by Lorenzo Carcaterra, opened on October 18 to a protest by the Catholic League. The Propaganda Films movie (a Warner Brothers company) purports to be a true story about a New York Catholic school, Sacred Heart. However, virtually every independent person …

History – Is the novel Sleepers a true account? – Skeptics Stack …

Did Carcaterra make up his story from whole cloth? No, it appears that the book and movie are a composite drawn from many sources, among which is the [1990] book The Westies, a story about a notorious Irish gang from Hell’s Kitchen. By cutting and splicing, Carcaterra mended his tale together, selling it …

Sleepers – Rolling Stone

Now the powerfully unsettling movie version is under fire. Despite the hot cast — young contenders Brad Pitt and Jason Patric mixing it up with heavyweights Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman — the heartfelt direction of Barry Levinson ( Rain Man) and Carcaterra’s truecrime story, Sleepers (the street …

2 Answers – The film Sleepers claims to be based on a true story. Is it?

Interesting article on it, with an alternative point of view: HE MUST HAVE BEEN A PRETENDA LORENZO CARCATERRA CLAIMS HIS FILM IS AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL. IN FACT IT…

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